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geoffschultz 04-25-2009 12:53 PM

Spraying AwlCraft Using Brushing Converter?
 
I'm in the process of Awlgripping my boomvang. I've got the boomvang etched, undercoated and primed with #545 primer and was about to top coat it with Awlcraft. However, I just discovered that my Awl-cat #2 spraying converter is hardened up and all that I have is the #3 Brush Converter.

According to what I've read, Awl-Craft is a spray only material, and I get a much better coat by spraying, so I really want to spray. However, a pint of the converter is $50+, so I'm not keen on spending that and there's no place around here to get the spray converter.

So, does anyone know what the difference is between the spraying converter and the brushing converter? What happens if spray using the brushing converter?

-- Geoff

tommays 04-25-2009 03:43 PM

If your talking about catalyst (converter ?) then i can see and issue as none of the reducers (thinners) cost that much money ?

timebandit 04-26-2009 10:45 AM

Usually thinners for brushing allow the paint to flow out longer to allow the brush marks time disapear.

You might have to be carefull and watch for runs and sags and more time between coats if you spray.

billyruffn 04-26-2009 10:06 PM

Get the right converter -- $50 is cheap when compared to what it will cost you to re-do the job. Awlcraft can be rolled when applying non-skid but it's not easy to do, and I wouldn't recommend trying to roll it where a shiney finish is desired. Spraying is much easier, but you've got to have the chemistry right -- I think that if they thought it was OK you to spray with brushing converter they'd say so.


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